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now at the parkway, chopper 6hd is showing us the scene. there's a lot of work getting done on eakins oval. it will continues next week. >> jeff chirico live on the parkway with more. >> reporter: we're several blocks away from eakins oval. you can see behind me traffic is starting to slow down here. we're told as it gets closer to the oval, things really get hectic. now, as you pan to the left, you can see this is what's causing the delays, the center lanes here on the ben franklin parkway closed for the next week. a friday morning fiasco on the ben franklin parkway. >> terrible. terrible. >> big has sell. >> i think it's crazy. like why couldn't they do this at night advertisement as crews began setting up for next week's papal visit and world meeting of families road restrictions snarled traffic during the morning commute. >> traffic is horrible. no warning about this. >> once we got to the art
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museum it was just like you couldn't move. you just couldn't move. it was cars coming from all directions. >> reporter: the inner lanes of the parkway from 20th street to eakins oval were closed thursday. they anticipated delays led septa to detour bus routes that lamar bonner didn't know about. >> i was standing on the corner waiting for the bus and i happened to look at the sign and there was a detour sign and i was standing there for about 45 minutes. >> reporter: it's all to make way for the construction needed for the festival and papal mass which will take place on the parkway. as the afternoon commute approached, traffic seemed lighter and delays minimal. the stage workers think the public got the message. >> people tried to get around the best they can. you know, the information comes out over the newscasts and over the radio and i think people adjust to whatever's going on. it's philadelphia. we adjust. >> reporter: and we he will see over the next week plus the outer lanes are expected to close on thursday. that really is going to snarl traffic around here. now, as for those detoured bus
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routes, there are six of them. septa recommends you check out their web site for the list of detoured routes so you can catch the bus and get to your place on time. we are live along the ben franklin parkway, jeff chirico, "action news." >> jeff, thank you. meanwhile the secretary of homeland security was in do you know today taking a look at philadelphia security plan for the pope's visit. jeh johnson along with secret service director joe clancy also gave final approval to contingency plans for all of the papal events. johnson stressed that right now there is no security issue to worry about. >> we know of no specific credible threat directed at the pope's visit here to this city. and so we fully anticipate a successful and safe visit. >> officials also showed off their communication center today. it will be the hub for more than 50 public safety-related agencies that are here during the pontiff's visit. sunday night is when the city will begin together vehicles that aren't removed
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from the designated papal security zones. strict parking regulations will be in place from the art museum past city hall. residents in the area do have options to park in city garages or on certain streets with the city-issued pass. "action news" reporter vern odom will have details on the options coming up in a live report at 5:30. and our coverage of the upcoming papal visit continues on high pressure. there we have a closer look at the highway and bridge closures while the pontiff is in town. you can get a look at how the ben franklin parkway is slowly but surely being transformed to welcome pope francis to town. >> in other news the search continues for the person who set a philadelphia restaurant under construction on fire. it happened earlier this week in center city and federal officials are now offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim live at the scene at 13th and chancellor streets with more. eva. >> reporter: monica, investigators say this fire that destroyed the building was the work of an arsonist.
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they're asking for your help to find the person who started it. meanwhile, some residents are still displaced and others today had questions. this is the man investigators are looking for after flames engulfed this corner at 13th and chancellor. >> i woke up at 4 a.m. because my air conditioned room was very hot. i got up and looked out the window. the flames were reaching up to my floor. that's the 12th floor. >> reporter: this is viewer video of the fire tuesday morning. >> i was just scared. i wasn't sure where the fire was and i wasn't -- i went out without my shirt. lucky the firemen they were able to provide me he a t-shirt. it was 4 a.m. it was cold. >> reporter: the fire started at a restaurant that was under construction. investigators won't say where it started but do say someone set this fire on purpose. nearby cameras caught a shot of someone walking near the building at the time investigators are calling this man a person of interest. >> it was approximately $1 million in damage that was done to that structure and the
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two adjacent structures and also displaced approximately 40 individuals from their homes. >> reporter: the grammercy building is still considered uninhabitable. at the chancellor the other building evacuated some residents have returned but they noticed an unsafe structure notice on the building's door. >> that definitely concerns me. >> reporter: "action news" reached out to licenses and inspection and discovered the notice didn't currently apply and since the property manager wouldn't take the notice down, an inspector from l and i eventually came to remove it. residents say all of this has left them shaken. >> i probably will be moving the next year. >> reporter: now, there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. if you have any information about who that man is in the picture, you're asked to contact atf. in center city, eva pilgrim, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, eva. this morning a somber ceremony remembered service members who are prisoners of war or are missing in action.
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>> ♪ >> members of the american legion and other veterans groups joined local leaders outside the montgomery county courthouse today in norristown. they gathered around the vietnam memorial and laid this wreath at the site. a day of recognition of pow's and mia's is held every year on the third friday of september. >> turning to the forecast now, we've will a pretty perfect week and the nice weather will continue into the weekends. there will be a bit of a change. meteorologist cecily tynan is outside with the weekend details from accuweather and it's only a few days of summer left, cecily, hm. >> that's right. fall officially arrives next wednesday. by then temperatures will be in the 70's but it's still feeling like summer today. take a look at the current temperatures. philadelphia 82 degrees. the average high has now dropped down to 77. the temperatures well above average inland. you really have to go to the shore, the poconos to have temperatures in the 70's. the shore with that sea breeze, sea isle city 76 degrees, atlantic city airport, 78. the poconos 75. but reading and allentown and
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trenton 83 degrees. and wilmington 82. so, for your friday night, the evening planner showing it's going to be a gorgeous night. at 7 o'clock, 79 degrees dropping to 77 by 8 o'clock. 9 o'clock, 73 and by 10 o'clock, 70 degrees. another night of relatively low humidity, clear skies, temperatures dropping down into the 50's and 60's. now, a wide view on satellite six along with action radar showing two features that i'm tracking. there is one cold front, you can see he that line of some showers and clouds across the midwest. that will be moving in saturday night into sunday morning. a lot of that moisture, though, will be evaporating. we'll just have clouds and cooler air and then also there's low pressure down over florida that will be watching for early next week. but the temperatures show you that we have another day of warm air before we begin to stepdown with the temperatures. so, this is what's ahead. it will be a warm somewhat more humid saturday. clouds will be rolling in and that will bring cooler weather on sunday.
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i'll have details on that and an update on what to expect next week coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. well, 26 immigrants are thrilled to be the newest u.s. citizens in mount holly, new jersey. this naturalization ceremony is part of the observance of citizenship day and juror appreciation week. officials iny administered the oath of allegiance then congratulated the applicants. it happened at the old courthouse on high street today and a big congratulations. >> uh-huh. all right. good for them. time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report on a friday night. >> take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. t.g.i.f. matt. >> we made it guys. when we're tempted to complain about the traffic on this friday night which you will be tempted to complain but keep that in mind it's not nearly as bad as next friday night is probably going to be. yeah, as we head home on the schuylkill expressway westbound side stop and go the whole way from university avenue through this point at city avenue on out to the blue route. mainly it's just a lot of friday afternoon volume. we had a couple earlier accidents on the northbound side of the blue route near
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conshohocken but they cleared out pretty quickly so mostly it's just a lot of people trying to get west on the schuylkill this afternoon. let's go out and about on 95 as well with many speeds in the teens around the art museum it is still kind of a mess. inner drives of the parkway closed through september 29th so that mess is going to continue. also got a mess this afternoon in chester county in the southbound lanes of 202. it's because of a crash right in the work zone approaching four or one taking out one of the two lanes. so, coming down from 29 you're looking at single digit speeds in that normally busy spot and there's an accident involving a pedestrian in paoli along 30 lancaster avenue at 252 by the 7-eleven and the pnc. in douglas township, still have a crash on the southbound side of 100 at county line road by the rednor's. fire police are helping you around that. luckily no longer a vehicle fire along 295 in camden county. that's gone but speeds are still in the 20's because of the earlier fire activity and in monroe township gloucester county, still have that downed pole from the crash earlier
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this afternoon along 322 at piney hollow road. one of the eastbound lanes remain closed. we'll check it again, probably give you more complaints rick and monica in the next half hour. >> understandable. lot going on. thank you. >> we don't like it. >> much more to come on "action news" at 5:00. a texas high school football player who took a shot at a referee are apologizing. hear what they say happened on the field. >> hear how researchers are linking smoking to diabetes. that's coming up in health check. those stories and more. cecily is back with your weekend forecast from accuweather when "action news at noon... at 5:00. >> don't go back. >> just a moment. >> going forward. >> 5:00
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football players are offering to apologize for tackling a referee. this is video of the incident which happened outside santonio. victor rojas and michael moreno blind sided the referee from behind. in an exclusive interview with abc they admit they targeted the man but they add that an assistant coach told them to do it. >> he pulled me and another player and told us, you know, you need to hit the ref. he needs to pay the price. >> for what. >> he told one of my hispanic friends, he told him speak english, this is america. and then. >> did you hear that or did one of your friends tell that you. >> no, i heard it. >> and to an african-american on our team he told them the n-word. >> the school district plans to file a formal complaint against the referee who through his lawyer is denying the allegations about using racial slurs. no word yet if any criminal charges will be filed against the players. >> ♪ >> all right, in health check tonight, some of the goodwill ambassadors for the pope's visit were brushing up on their skills today.
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members of the philadelphia public relations association attended a program at moss rehab center center city on disability etiquette. disability etiquette. many work for hotels, museums and other popular tourist spots. with many people with disabilities expected in town next weekend it's important for those in the service industry to know what's right in prong in interago acting with them and there's at least one principle we can all learn. >> if you ever feel like you'd like to help someone with a disability certainly ask that person if they want your help and then how you can help them. >> but even those who weren't there can learn the dos and don't's as well. moss rehab has put videos online showing some common mistakes and they can be used free of charge. >> a new study shows mostly clouding isn't just tied to heart disease. it can also lead to diabetes. researchers found active smokers have a 37 percent higher risk of developing diabetes than nonsmokers and for heavy smokers that risk is up to 57 percent higher. also, exposure to second hand
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spoke can raise your chance of diabetes. however, smokers who were able to quit for more than 10 years will see their risk factor go back down. jason and kelly finley of new york just wanted a seconds baby but guess what, they got three more babies. they had identical triplets which they say is a one in a 50 million chance according to doctors. the finleys say they feel like they won the genetic lottery now with owen, noah and miles. the three babies were born seven weeks early but they are now out of the hospital and at home doing well. now, the family has a special system to keep the look alike boys apart so they know which one has been fed, et cetera. owen wears blue, no what wears gray and miles wears green and by the way, their toenails are painted to match for bath time. >> the great pantry makeover. that's it was. the richardson park community action food pantry on south maryland avenue was getting refurbished and restocked today.
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workers with the food lion grocery he store chain provided the manpower painting and repairing the pantry in the morning and restocking its brand new refrigerator in the afternoon. the month of september is hunger action month in delaware and this was part of a series of events and programs to hopefully raise awareness.
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>> ♪ >> wireless giant verizon is setting its sights on cuba. it will be the first u.s. wireless company to allow customers to make calls, text and use data on the island. verizon has set up roaming agreements with cuban telecom companies and that allows verizon customers to use their cell phones while on the island. wireless in cuba won't be cheap. phone calls are $2.99 a minute, data is over two dollars per mega bite and text will be charged at international rates. coca-cola says it was notified by the irs that it owes more than 3 billion more dollars in federal taxes. the atlanta based company says it believes that assessment is without merit. the beverage company says it's a disagreement over the and in coca-cola makes from licensing its products overseas and just how much of that money should be considered taxable income in the u.s.
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>> saint joeseph's university has a new leader who is also making history. the action cam was at mark read's inauguration this morning here on campus. he is the first lay president in the jesuit college's 164 year history. read, a philadelphia native, was unanimously elected to the position back in april. before coming to saint joe's he was a senior vice president at fairfield university in connecticut. the wheel of fortune wheel mobile is in our area this weekend in search of contestants. all you have to do is try out. head to the claridge hotel at park place and the boardwalk tomorrow and sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. all ages are welcome to attend 6789 fans of america's number one syndicated series will be randomly chosen to play a simulated version of the game on state. you can win prizes and a chance to be a real contestants on the wheel of fortune. >> coming up next on "action news at 5:00 we'll check that all important accuweather forecast. >> heading outside looking at sky6 hd. it is a pretty evening
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especially on delaware avenue. meteorologist cecily tynan has the details from accuweather, a closer look at the weekend as well when we come right back. more kids are suffering from asthma
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and we still have no limits on carbon pollution which can lead to more asthma attacks in children but senator toomey has voted repeatedly to let polluters keep releasing unlimited carbon pollution into the air. and took more than one million dollars from the polluters. tell senator toomey to vote for the clean power plan, because unlimited pollution shouldn't be a right.
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but playing outside should be. >> time for accuweather. meteorologist cecily tynan has been keeping a close eye on the forecast and the weekend. if you like it today, you'll like tomorrow and perhaps sunday as well. >> exactly right.
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actually by sunday we'll be cooling off a bit. a lot of people saying this doesn't feel like september, it feels like august but we have cooler air arriving by sunday. but right now we're live on sky6 on the temple university camera looking at william penn atop city hall. good amount of sunshine out there, some hazy sunshine, some high thin clouds and temperatures again on the warm side. average high for this time of the year is now 77 degrees. but we're better than that. philadelphia it's 82. allentown, trenton and reading 83. wilmington 82 and if you see those arrows, you'll notice that the winds are out of the southeast. that's an on shore flow so that means it is cooler on the beaches currently. cape may 75 degrees and atlantic city and beach haven 78. now, satellite6 along with action radar showing what's going on, we have high pressure still in control of our weather but what that high pressure will be doing is nudging out of here over the week and this cold front will be moving through saturday night into sunday morning. there's not a lot of moisture associated with it so it will likely just bring us some clouds, perhaps a couple sprinkles and then this low
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pressure, i talked about this yesterday down over florida, that will be rolling up the eastern seaboard but the latest computer models keep it pretty far off shore on monday and it keeps it rolling around. association it looks like next week will not be quite as unsettled as initially thought. tonight, though, great night for football if you're heading to a high school game tonight, we're looking at clear skies, comfortable conditions with a light wind at 7 o'clock, 79 degrees. by 10 o'clock, down to 70 degrees and overnight lows again will be dropping down into the 50's and 60's. pretty much clear skies, a little bit of patchy fog by day break. philadelphia 64 degrees, millville 59, allentown 55, wilmington 61 and trenton 60. so, future tracker showing as we head through the day tomorrow, we'll see a good amount of sunshine earlier and then by saturday night, sunday morning, this is when the clouds roll in and this will also have an impact on the temperatures. tomorrow's temperatures again rising up into the 80's. very much like today. a little bit more humid. on sunday, though, behind that
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cold front, temperatures will be stuck in the 70's so it's going the start a little bit feeling more like fall than summer. association the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow mostly sunny and warm, again slightly on the humid side, dewpoints in the 60's not that bad. 86 degrees the high. on sunday for the eagles game for the union game, we'll see a mixture of clouds and sun, more clouds in the morning, some peeks of sunshine by the afternoon, 78 degrees and next week as we heads towards fall, temperatures will be holding in the 70's. we'll let you know if those last through the end of week in the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast in about 20 minutes, guys. weekend all in all pretty nice. >> thank you cecily. much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00 several female priests are challenging catholic law and charting a new path in delawar delaware coy we'll introduce you to them. >> the texas police cleve under fire for arresting a young inventor. >> nature lovers have a new place to stretch their legs here in montgomery county. >> those stories and much more
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>> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. time is ticking down for center city drivers who use street parking to move their cars before they are towed ahead of the papal visit. we're live with the latest from the ppa. a local fortune teller put in handcuffs after one of her clients went to police. we'll explain why she was arrest heed. the house of representatives takes aim at planned parenthood. more on what happened today on capitol hill. >> as you know pope francis will be headed to philadelphia in just one week now. many restrictions will go into effect this weekend particularly ones that have to do with parking within the traffic box. thousands of folks who rely on street parking will now have to have a flan place. >> they need to pick up a philadelphia parking authority placard move their cars out of the zone or risk being towed. ppa officials addressed those options today. >> "action news" reporter vernon odom is live outside city hall in center city for us with more on that. good evening, vernon. >> reporter: good evening, monica, rick. that's more than a threat,
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it's a genuine real deal guarantee. and right now it's beginning to bear down on motorists and vehicle owners here in the heart of town. the signs say it clearly. in just over 48 hours, the together begins. vehicles in the designated security zones mus zones will bd away. strict parking regulations stretching from the art museum southeast past city hall are the first places from which cars must be moved on sunday night to be followed on monday morning by the same procedure in southwest center city in and fairmount then moving steadily on throughout designated areas stretching through parts of west philadelphia by wednesday night the 23rd. >> there are approximately 6500 parking spaces in the area shaded on the map so you can understand the size and scope of this project. i know a lot of people are wondering why we have to begin so early but that's the answer to that question. >> it's 25 percent of vehicles that historically do not move
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when they are asked to move for special events such as this. >> reporter: residents of the affected areas do have an option. fork over $20 for a parking placard that will allow their cars to legally stay parked on the street until thursday the 24th and also give them access to a parking lot when they do finally have to move. >> i guess it's the price we have to pay for having a major international event and so i'm -- it's going to be a little bit of a trouble but i think we can make -- i think we can put up with it. >> it's not every day you say the pope is coming to your backyard so -- >> reporter: you're not bad about the 20 bucks. >> 20 bucks to see the pope, you go to the vatican it's going to cost you 2,000. >> reporter: rick, city government expects right now tonight to have to tow up to 1600 vehicles by 10 o'clock thursday night. live at city hall, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon, thank you. of course 6abc.com will be
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your home for live video during the papal visit. we'll and streaming our "action news" coverage of every major event that takes place along with live feeds from cameras across the area. you'll also be able to watch our online only digital updates. >> in other news tonight a neighborhood game of dice turned into a crime scene in olney. it happened in the 4500 block of north gratz street. witnesses told police that several people including the victims were outside about 1:00 a.m. someone in a jeep pulled up and told them that two men wearing hoodies were headed their way. the group started walking towards them and that is when the suspects opened fire. a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old were hit. they are expected to be okay. the motive for the shooting is unclear. abortion doctor kermit gosnell has been ordered to pay $4 million to the daughter of a woman who died under his care. the 74-year-old gosnell is serving a life sentence after he was convicted of killing
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three babies who were born alive in his philadelphia clinic. they also say he gave a woman an overdose of painkillers which killed her. the settlement was awarded to her daughter but layers say it's unlikely she will ever see that moneyly they say gosnell is broke and that neither he nor his clinic has insurance. >> a main line fortune teller is under arrest tonight charged with bilkly more than $20,000 from a customer. semeinta siganoff was taken into custody and charged with theft by deception. investigators say siganoff gave spiritual readings and medstation services to a clients last winter. upon each visit she would dramatically increase her fees. after paying close to $25,000 for services that client went to the authorities. there have been major developments in the baby doe case in boston. authorities have identified the girl and arrest heed her mother and another man for her death. this is two-year-old bella
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bond. about a half hour ago michael mccarthy will be charged with murder. bella's mom rachel bond has been arrested for accessory after fact. a run are found her body in a trash bag. investigators say they got their big break from an anonymous tip which led them to this house. >> appears as though it was a situation of a boyfriend who was involved and that apparently i think mother and boyfriend started blaming each other in terms of who harmed the child. >> there are so many details police have not released yet but we also know the child welfare officials had contacted bella and her family for those cases we're -- but those cases were investigated and closed back in 2013. the two suspects are expected to be arraigned in court on monday.
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in washington the house of representatives has voted to cut off planned parenthood federal funds for a year as republicans express outrage over abortion and the organization's harvesting of fetal tissue for research. the vote was nearly party line, 241 to 187. however, the bill has little chance of enactment. senate democrats have enough votes to block it and it faces a veto threat from president obama as well. >> now to the latest on that young inventor who was area evident for building a digital clock that police thought was a fake bomb. tonight texas law enforcement officials say that the arresting officers did nothing wrong. images of ahmed mohamed in handcuffs quickly went viral. he was arrest heed after bringing this clock to show his teacher at his irving high school. well, another teacher became concerned and contacted authorities. today the irving police chief responded to critics who accused him of targeting the young man because he's a muslim. >> the officers made the best decision they thought that they could make at that time
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based on the information that they had. >> were you afraid ahmed? were you scared? >> i was scared at the moment but now i feel -- >> mohammed told "good morning america" he told investigators it was just a clock. eventually police decided not to press charges. world news tonight with david muir will have more on the teen inventor arrest and the response as well as the planned boston baby investigation information. you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. >> pennsylvania senator bob casey wants people to change their habits in an effort to combat climate change. the democrat hosted a discussion this afternoon at eastern university in wayne, delaware county. his position on climate change is similar to pope francis' who recently issued a moral call to action. casey says we can't deny that climate change is happening and that it will ultimately impact the world's food supply. he wants the nation to take the threat seriously. a panel of professors religious leaders and professionals joined him on stage for today's discussion. >> main line healthcare broke
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ground today on its newest health center. the action cam in couldn't coreville as the first shovels were put in the ground. there's only a dirt field right now but here is a rendering of what the building will look like when the $47 million project is completed. the complex will have doctors' officers an urgent care facility wellness center and multiple pools that can be used for rehabilitation. >> all right. time now for an update on the commute home on a friday night. a lot of folks trying to get home and start that weekend. >> house it going matt. >> this commute might not be good for your mental and emotional health monica and rick as people try to head southbound on 202 through chester county this evening they're hitting a wall of traffic from approaching route 29, great valley on down to this point right in the work zone approaching route 401. that's where an accident happened about 45 minutes ago. just the right lane is squeezing by. it's extra slow. i might say stick with business 30 instead but there's a crash there at 252 in paoli by the 7-eleven involving a pedestrian. so emergency crews are on the scene there.
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probably not the best bet. use the turnpike eastbound. that's just a little bit slow. westbound rather. eastbound is especially slow, 14 miles per hour head toward the mid-county toll plaza. meanwhile on the northeast extension a warning for this weekend. it's closing. sunday morning midnight to 6:00 a.m. one of those weekends between mid-county and lansdale. at that point head for 309. have construction tomorrow on the schuylkill, only one lay lane gets by between conshohocken eastbound to gladwyne. there going to cause delays there. this afternoon it has been big westbound delays on 76. there's a crash approaching belmont. luck its off to the side. have a good weekend, rick and monica. i'll see you men. >> see you then. thank you matt. >> thank you. >> a growing trend among catholic churches in europe and now in united states women orderdained as priests. we'll introduce you to two delaware county priest whose are challenging the church to answer their calling. >> a new trail is welcoming outdoor enthusiasts in montgomery county. we'll take you there. adam. >> monica, another very warm day with sunshine, 80's from
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the ohio valley to the midatlantic but you can see the drop-off in temperature and it's moving in our direction. we'll talk about the return to normal temperatures when accuweather returns. >> plus jeff skversky with sports including eagles and flyers news when "action news" comes right back.
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>> third annual women's ordination worldwide international conference is going on right now in philadelphia and the goal is to spread awareness about a growing trend within the catholic church, women orderdained as priests. >> "action news" anchor tamala edwards has their story tonight. >> great to see you in each of us we pray. >> reporter: every sunday the community of saint mary mag dean meets at a methodist church in direction he sell hill. prayers and readings are general neutral and a woman always leads the service. they consider themselves priests and this a roman catholic church. >> i thought that it was important to show people that there was another way of doing church. and in a models that was more egalitarian. >> reporter: they heard a call to do more, a call that pained them to not answer. carol johnson recalls planning a service of thanksgiving.
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>> i could plan the service but i wasn't allowed to take part because i wasn't orderdained and i wasn't orderdained because i was a woman. >> reporter: in 2002, the first women were orderdained by did he have finder male bishops in europe. soon after the movement took hold in the u.s. over 200 women worldwide now call themselves catholic priests. in fact this weekend this video showing women doing things like leading mass, ministering to the sick and performing marriages will be shown at an international conference of women priests going on right here in philadelphia. and on thursday, just days before the pope's arrival, the group will ordain three new female bishops. at the church in drexel hill banners read nothing now. it's like early church mother who's some scholars say served in roles. vatican refuses to accept women priest. everyone at this service, women priests and anyone who attends is considered excommunicated, a fact that doesn't seem to bother them.
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>> once you're baptized nobody can take your baptism away from you and i don't think that an excommunication can do anything to keep you away from god. >> reporter: still, they applaud pope francis especially his work with the poor. though they don't expect him to even acknowledge them next weekend or ever. >> i feel like i've lived outside the pale when i whole life. i don't mind staying there until i die. >> reporter: pope francis is no stranger to going off script ton controversy. we'll see if he shocks these prodigal daughters with some sort of embrace. tamala edwards, channel6 "action news. >> eagles-cowboys home opener, big stuff this weekend. >> can't wait. after the way they looked monday night in atlanta this game can't get here soon enough. bring on the boys. the home opener against the cowboys can't get here soon enough. the eagles, they catch a break this sunday. they won't face starry receiver dez bryant or defensive end randy gregory. both are out with injuries.
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eagles quarterback sam bradford will have all of his offensive stars sunday at 4:25 including demarco murray and he will face his former team for the first time. so, how does the loss of murray change the cowboys offense? the eagles say it doesn't. >> it's really not that much different. i mean, you prepare for the system. you obviously understand the players you're going against and we have a lot of respect for those running backs they have there. but again, they got the same offensive line, the same quarterback, they're running, you know, similar plays and that's what we're preparing for. >> every time you prepare for a game you have, you know, was think they're going to run, what they've run in the past but nothing guaranteed. they can come out with a whole new game plan if they want to. we have a plan going in but we have to be ready to adjust to anything they do. >> demarco murray claims it's just another game so does chip kelly. please, come on, it's cowboys week. even espn analyst ron jaworski
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says come on chip show some emotion towards the cowboys. >> ♪ >> dallas game both times, that's what vermeil taught me. that's the game you look forward to and i would like to see chip kelly get more excited about dallas and dallas week. i know he's kind of flat line when it comes to dealing with the opponents and you can say what you want in the meeting room, we all know every game is important, every play is important those are all great buzz words but in this town there's always been a hatred for the dallas cowboys. it's always been the big rivalry game. i would like to see chip kelly get excited about playing the cowboys because if he's excited these fans will get all lathered up. >> can't wait. flyers looking to avoid missing the playoffs in back to back seasons for the first time in more than 20 years and the work starts today on the ice in voorhees with a new coach and a much tougher camp. dave hextall and the flyers on the ice for the first full day of training camp. hextall pushing claude giroux
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and company to the max. intense session followed by another one in the afternoon. some guys were hunched over during and after practices trying to catch their breath. they need to put in the work now to turn this around. >> summer is longer and you're kind of waiting for the summer to end and for camp to start. after we get that first day off in, i think it's good to be back again. >> been looking forward to this day to be able to get out and be on the ice with the players. >> big 6-foot six roman catholic basketball star laura stevens finally revealed the decision today. stevens will play basketball next year at penn state. stevens is one of the best players in pennsylvania. he's rate add four starry cute. speaking of high school don't forget high school huddle after "action news" at 11:00. >> thank you jeff. we have breaking news right now out of north philadelphia. chopper six live over the scene at 24th and allegheny.
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only about 20 minutes ago there was apparently a fight on a route 60 septa bus. it got out of hand enough apparently that the bus driver pulled over, somebody called police and philadelphia police are now investigating what went down on that bus. somebody or several people got in a fight that disrupted the bus service of the route 60 bus as it was traveling through north philadelphia. that's all we know except that fortunately no injuries or arrests so far but police are still investigating. you can see it has shut down part of the lanes there as they investigate. everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home, so you can get access to the fastest internet and in-home wi-fi available. and fios gives you big capacity too. so everyone in the house can get online. but the main reason to get fios? we're rated number 1 in customer satisfaction. ultimately, that's why.
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>> meteorologist adam joseph here now for a closer look at that weekend and boy, it's a winner. >> it is. from start to finish. >> yup. >> going to have temperatures sliding a little bit but the sunshine is going to stick around. >> okay. >> let's take a look at double scan live radar. a lack of rain around here this week but well above normal temperatures. however, those temperatures are finally, if you're sick of the stretch of heat in september will slide back to that normal near 77 degrees. but today we hit 84 degrees this afternoon. 63 was the low this morning. your records 42 degrees and 90 degrees. that 90 was set way back in the late 1800s. right now to the north and west we have cut the numbers back just a little bit because the sun at this point is lower on the horizon so our afternoon highs typically come around the 4 o'clock hour now.
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it's 79 in pottstown, 79 in saint davids, 84 degrees in chester. up in tannersville 79. to the south and east a bit of a sea breeze. sea isle city, the boardwalk into the mid 70's. bridgeton at 78 degrees and even the state of delaware with that wind coming in out of the southeast, although it's light it's still pulling off of the water of 78 degrees so that match its air temperature. as we look at satellite and radar, we've got a cold front to the north and west. this finally is breaking down, is going to buck this pattern that we have been in. also we have low pressure off and south of the carolinas. this will slowly lift off to the north, not tropical in nature and we're not expecting any heavy rain with either feature. as we he look at the forecast for tonight, a clear sky, some fog developing late, 55 to 64 degrees. and then high pressure is wedged on the eastern seaboard. not only today but one more day tomorrow. so, as of late, we have that jet stream way to the north with a surge of 80's and 90's for much of the country.
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but that high is breaking down, the jet stream buckles back to the south, low pressure drops out of canada. that will also feed into the low off of the carolinas and that brings next week's temperatures back to the 70's, cooler and a bit more on the cloudy side. so, saturday tomorrow no matter where you are, looking pretty good. a lot of sun in the city, 86 degrees. if you're heading to the shore, beautiful, 78 with a sea breeze and in the poconos, a few high clouds, 76 degrees and then for that big game on sunday at the linc with the eagles versus the cowboys at 4:25, kickoff 77, fourth quarter 72 degrees. very pleasant with a decent amount of sunshine. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 86 tomorrow, another warm day. a little more humid as well than the last few dames we'll see a ribbon of clouds come with a front early on sunday. that drops the temperatures to 78 but still a good amount of sun in the afternoon. post front with a lack of any rain and then clouds will dominate as it's looking monday and tuesday with some sunshine, maybe a shower but that's about it with respect
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to rain. temperatures in the middle 70's and we stay in the upper 70's as it turns a little brighter here wednesday and beyond as we officially welcome fall in the middle of next week, guys. >> all right. thank you so much. meantime folks who love the outdoors will enjoy the new pennypack trail extension here in huntingdon valley. county officials were there for the ribbon cutting today. this is a 2.7-mile extension. of course it will draw walkers runners bicyclists families and many others. this is at the intersection of route 63 and went wood road off of welsh road.
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130 yards now... bill's got a very tough lie here... looks like we have some sort of sea monster in the water hazard here. i believe that's a "kraken", bruce. it looks like he's going to go with a nine iron. that may not be enough club... well he's definitely going to lose a stroke on this hole. if you're a golf commentator, you whisper. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. this golf course is electric...
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>> jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and next at 6:00. the pope's visit just over a week away but the traffic headaches have already begun. we have the latest from the ben franklin parkway. >> police increase patrols in downtown wilmington following a deadly stabbing earlier this week. we'll hear from a bus driver who tried to help the victim. that and much more coming up next. now for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody jeff skversky monica
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malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. good night. >> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night, there is new information about the social media crime against middle school girls in radnor and surveillance video shows armed robbers who took $50,000 worth of jewelry from a south philadelphia store. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a clear sign that the pope is coming. just a week before the big
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weekend, traffic is already a mess in the area of the papal altar. the inner lanes of the ben franklin parkway have been closed and eakins oval has become a choke point. somebody once said you ain't seen nothing yet. "action news" reporters john rawlins and jeff chirico are on the beat tonight. >> reporter: what a difference a few hours make. if you can look behind me traffic is actually moving along at a good clip here on the parkway but this morning, this was extremely hectic. it was packed. drivers were frustrated and it's all because of what's happening to your left. the inner lanes of the parkway are shut down to start the construction here for the papal visit. this was the scene within the past hour on the ben franklin parkway. traffic jammed in some spots but cruising along in others. >> it's a little congested but it's moving. >> reporter: the morning commute, however, a fiasco he.

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